Tess Wilson is a Kansan who moved to Pennsylvania to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing and an MLIS with an emphasis on Youth Services. Currently, she works in the Job & Career Education Center at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, which connects job-seekers of all ages with skill-building resources, engaging workshops, and community conversations.
She is passionate about issues of intellectual freedom, data rights, and online privacy. To that end, she conducted research with the Youth Data Literacy Project, served as a Civic Information Services intern for the Beyond Big Data grant, and continues to be a regular contributor for the ALA’s YALSA and OIF blogs.
In her own words: “What excites me most about LFI is the opportunity to meet other advocates, and to find new ways to engage youth in important conversations surrounding data rights and privacy.”